The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Wahine SandBows and women’s tennis team will be advancing to NCAA tournaments this week.

SandBows on their way to Alabama

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SandBows earn No. 3 seed in NCAA beach volleyball championship

The UH Rainbow Wahine (35–3) makes its third straight appearance in the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama, after gaining the No. 3 seed as a West Region selection. Hawaiʻi will open competition on Friday, May 4, against the No. 6 seed South Carolina (24–7) at 7 a.m. Hawaiʻi time.

This will be UH’s fifth straight trip as a team to Gulf Shores. The SandBows also competed for the national title during the 2014 and ’15 American Volleyball Coaches Association Championships.

UH comes in with huge momentum, having won a school-record 30 straight matches.

For more, go to the UH Mānoa Athletics website.

Women’s tennis wins first Big West tourney title

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Women’s tennis holds off Cal State Fullerton to win first Big West tournament

The UH women’s tennis team won its first Big West Tournament title with a 4–2 victory over Cal State Fullerton at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on April 29. With the win, the Rainbow Wahine advances to its second NCAA tournament in school history. Hawaiʻi improved to 13–6 overall.

The team will be traveling to Stanford, California and will face Big Ten tourney champs, 23rd-ranked Michigan in the first round on May 11 at the Taube Family Tennis Center. No. 13-seed, Pac-12 champions Stanford will meet the Big East champions St. John’s in the other match on Friday. The two winners will square off in the second round on Saturday.

For more, go to the UH Athletics website.